The new moon arrives on April 1 – April Fool’s Day – at 2:24 am Eastern Daylight Time (1624 GMT), in New York City, according to the U.S. Naval Observatory two days before it passes in front of Uranus and three days before space. very close between Saturn and Mars.
New moons come when the moon is directly between the sun and the Earth. At that point, the two share the same celestial longitude, which is an estimate of the longitude lines of the Earth in space. This condition is called conjunction (which also applies to other celestial bodies). New moons will not be seen by astronomers unless the moon passes before the sun and creates an eclipse, but it cannot be done now (next month is April 30, to be seen only). South America and the Antarctic coast).
The time of the phases of the moon is related to the time of the other; This is because the lunar division is determined by the position of the moon itself relative to the Earth – where the moon looks from the moon without changing its position.
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Many religious calendars use the New Moon to mark the beginning of the months – the Hebrew and Islamic calendars are some of the most popular. The new month of April begins with Ramadan, a holy month in Islam where professionals fast during the day (except to drink water). For the Jews, the new moon ends with Adar and begins with Nissan, the month in which the Passover is celebrated (the Passover is on April 15).
In the sky before April 1, the three stars will meet – Venus, Saturn and Mars. The sun rises in New York City at 6:39 a. Venus is on the south side, followed by Saturn and then Mars. There are three elements in the constellation Capricorn, which are the weakest and hardest to see in the city or town, but which are the most important of the three stars. All three are located at about 7 degrees above the sky at 5:30 am local time in the mid -north latitudes.
As one moves to the left, the three stars are higher; from Miami, where the sun rises at 7:11 a.m. on April 1, Venus is 14 degrees high at 6 am, Saturn is at about 15 degrees and Mars is at 16 degrees. In Honolulu, where the new moon rises at 8:24 pm local time on March 31, the sun will rise at 6:24 am. local time on April 1 (Hawaiʻi doesn’t know how to observe the sun) and at 5:30 am Venus is 18 degrees high in the east.
From the Southern Hemisphere, the three stars are seen forming a nearly straight line from the side to the zenith; in Santiago, Chile, the new moon at 3:24 am and the ascension of Mars at 3:47 am, followed by Saturn at 3:59 am and Venus at 4:18 The sun does not rise until 7:54. am, since April is after the autumnal equinox there, and the days are much shorter. That means at about 7:00 am Venus – the lowest altitude – is a full 34 degrees above the sky, with Saturn above and Mars above that.
In New York City Jupiter ascended at 6:01 am local time on April 1; This is difficult to see because it is only 7 degrees above the sky at sunrise. As with the other stars, the altitude increases as one moves south, although the contrast is much better in the Southern Hemisphere. In Santiago, Chile, Jupiter rises at 6:19 am local time, perched at about 8 degrees above the rock at 7 am.
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The moon honors Uranus
If you have a clean (and flat) west side, a set of binoculars, or a small telescope, and you live in western Africa, you can see the moon passing in front of Uranus in the sun. 3 April. a month passes before anything. The moon, which is closer to Earth than other physical bodies, is seen in a slightly different way to the later stars because of their location on Earth, so magicians can see from one another. parts of the Earth’s surface (in other places and on Earth. The moon can be seen “disappearing” from the stars or the earth being hidden). This magic is often seen from South America, across the South Atlantic, to western Africa, but in most places it is done in the sun, so it is much more difficult to practice. observation. In addition, looking at a two -day moon in close proximity to the sun is very difficult – one should not point a telescope or binoculars at the sun and look into it, as it can quickly injure the body. your retinas or blindness – so be careful. if you start your search before sunset.
From São Tomé, in São Tomé and Principe, the sun will set at 5:48 pm on 3 April. 07 pm local time, according to in-the-sky.org. It is only about 4.6 degrees above the sky in the northwest. Uranus has a magnitude of 5.9, which puts the limit of what most people see in a dark sky; you need binoculars to see how the earth disappears after the moon. Uranus reappears at 7:30 pm, but at that time, Uranus and the moon are only 1 degree high. It is much easier to see in Accra, where the forecast starts at 7:16 pm local time (sunset at 6:09 pm) and the moon is 10 degrees above the horizon. West. Uranus appears again after the bright side of the moon at 7:44 pm, and they are both at about 4 degrees in the sky. In Abidjan, occultation begins at 7:09 pm and ends at 7:46 pm; in the end, the moon’s altitude was 6.8 degrees.
At 8 o’clock in the evening, the sky became dark because of the appearance of the stars; at New York City nautical twilight, the sun is at 6 to 12 degrees below the sky, starting at 7:48 pm local time on April 1, but it takes fifteen minutes to half an hour for the sky to reach. look at me dark.
In the west, one sees twinkling winter stars making the final hurray. Sirius, the brightest star in the sky, is in the southwest, with Orion in the north (west). The small dog, Canis Minor, symbolized by Procyon, is on both sides and slightly to the left, forming a similar pattern to Betelgeuse and Rigel. Taurus, the bull, is on the north side of Orion, and from a dark sky, one can capture the Pleiades, the seven sisters, an open star cluster to the north (west) of Aldebaran, the brightest star. long with Taurus.
Turning to the north, near the west is the “W” shape of Cassiopeia, the legendary Ethiopian queen who boasted that she and her daughter were more beautiful than the Nereids. Because of Poseidon’s anger at pride, he was forced to sacrifice his daughter Andromeda, but Perseus – seen over Cassiopeia and to the south (a little to the west) rescued him. To the queen’s right is her husband, King Cepheus, whose stars look like a man wearing a turban (like HA Rey of George is interesting famous, who wrote books on finding the stars in the night sky).
Continuing to the north, the Big Dipper is seen in the northeast, with the “hill” almost straight, and the “hand” pointing to the side. The two stars on one side of the cup are Alpha and Beta Ursae Majoris, named Dubhe and Merak. They point to Polaris, the North Star. After those “pointers” on the other side, you see Leo, the Lion. The brightest star, Regulus, is located about halfway to the zenith of the north mid -latitudes. The two stars at the back of the bowl, Megrez and Phecda, point directly at Regulus. Megrez is the northernmost star.
If you think Regulus is Leo’s first, with the weak stars as head and mane, you can follow Leo’s gaze on the Zodiac, the stars of the sun that travel. and how it moves to the stars during the day. years old. If you stand directly to the east and Leo’s head is to the north, he will get a disease, crab, kind of faint, made with a trapezoid of stars. Moving further to the north, one meets Gemini, the twins, high in the air, and near there we returned to Procyon, the little dog.
Virgo rises in the sky around 10 pm The Big Dipper can help here; using the hand to “arc to Arcturus” by drawing an arc sweeping Arcturus, an orange-yellow star in Boötes, the shepherd, then continue walking until Spica, the brightest star in Virgo. Also rising in the northeast, behind Boötes, is the Corona Borealis, the Northern Crown. On the left (right) side of Virgo one can see the stars that formed Hydra (the legendary beast killed by Hercules as 12 of his creations) and behind Hydra is Crater. , The cup. Hydra and Crater aren’t very pretty, so one has to leave the city lights on to see them.
On the south side, the sun will set first, as the south set is approaching. In Buenos Aires, the sun will set at about 6:48 on April 1, and in Melbourne, it will be at 7:14 pm. In the middle of the south latitude, at 8:00 pm when it is very dark, the South Cross will be high in the southeast – from Melbourne it will be about 40 degrees in the sky on April 1 (the moon again at 5:24 pm. local time on the same day). The Cross is on top of Centaurus, where Alpha Centauri (also known as Rigil Centaurus) lives, and looking East you can see Virgo ascending (although the “bottom side” is from the South. ). Continuing to turn right to meet Leo, then Cancer and Gemini as the eyes move to the right.
Moving up from the Cross – to the north, and to the zenith – one sees the three stars that formed Argo, the ship: Puppis the deck, Vela the sail, and Carina keel. Canopus, the brightest star in Carina, was 72 degrees high at 8 pm in Melbourne; the area being equal to the same time between the South latitude.
The South Cross can be used to turn south, just as the Big Dipper on the North Side can be found to the right. If one draws a line of thought from the most beautiful stars of the Southern Hemisphere, i.e. the “vertical” pole, extending four and a half times the length, and falling in a line perpendicular to the side, one is pointed to the left.
The South Celestial Pole is in the constellation Octans, the octant, a faint triangle of stars – nothing like Polaris. So another way to find out is to use the “pointers” in Centaurus, Alpha and Beta Centauri. Alpha and Beta are the coolest stars on Centaurus. One would draw a line from half of them and another bright star, Achernar, at the end of the river. Half of that line (length) marks the column.
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